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Mauricio Pochettino: ‘Spurs are ahead of schedule’

Tottenham Hotspur have received criticisms recently following their defeat to Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-final. The loss coincides with a three-game winless streak and has seen the gap between Spurs and 5th place Chelsea shrink to a meagre two points. Spurs host Watford tonight at Wembley Stadium; Pochettino will be satisfied with nothing less than a win, with the aim to widen the berth between themselves and the Blues. ⚽️ Matchday! ⚽️ 🆚 @WatfordFC🏆 @premierleague ⌚️ 8pm (UK) 🏟️ @wembleystadium #COYS — Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 30, 2018 In an interview with the Hampstead and Highgate newspaper, […]

FA Cup Semi-Final: The Spurs Post-Mortem

Manchester United hammered the last nail in the coffin of Spurs’ hopes of ending their decade-long trophy-less drought this weekend. Different pundits have offered their analyses after the match; some fans scorned the Spurs side for losing, where others rallied behind the squad, putting the defeat down to the luck of the day. Whatever causes can be offered, unfortunately, the score-line won’t change, and the only action that Poch and his boys can take is to continue the fight. The stats below are a mixed-bag but tell an extraordinary story about the mentality of the Spurs players, as well as […]

Man Utd 2-1 Spurs – FA Cup – 21.04.18

Match Report: Manchester United vs Spurs Manchester United defeated Spurs, two goals to one, in the semi-final of the FA Cup in Tottenham Hotspur’s temporary backyard. The Lilywhites have enjoyed a glistening home record at Wembley Stadium this season, but goals from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera proved too much for Spurs in a pulsating match that kept the whole of Wembley on the edge of their seats. Tottenham Hotspur started the livelier side and attacked the sticks of David De Gea within the first minute. Trying to replicate the fast goal scored by Christian Eriksen against Utd in January, […]

All the Man Utd vs Spurs FA Cup Build Up

The sun is shining, it is the weekend and Spurs have an incredible opportunity to get some silverware in that Trophy Cabinet – which has been dusty now for a decade. Spurs and Man Utd have both beaten each other at home this season, but cup games are a completely different kettle of fish: anything can happen on that pitch today. Mourinho will be looking to progress to the final of the FA Cup considering his side crashed out of the Carabao Cup at the hands of Bristol City, and the Champions League thanks to Sevilla. Fans will be wanting […]

Pochettino’s FA Cup Shrug: A Tournament that is Fading into History

Tottenham Hotspur are gearing up to compete in the nation’s oldest tournament on Saturday in pursuit of the club’s first trophy in a decade. The fixture will no doubt fill pubs across the UK’s two largest cities, but to tell the truth, the FA Cup has somewhat lost the splendour that once characterised its prestigious history. In recent times, some managers view tournament matches as an opportunity to provide a brief respite to recharge important players for league games. The old saying ‘Money makes the world go round’ rings more true in football than in most industries. Television rights have […]

Manchester United vs Spurs – FA Cup – 21.04.18 – Preview

Match Preview – Manchester United vs Spurs This weekend, Man Utd will come head to head with Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup semi-final – where both teams will be desperately looking to get their hands on some silverware. Spurs will have been disappointed with their midweek draw away at Brighton. The top-four finish seemed all but sealed for Spurs when they smashed Chelsea 3-1 away, however doubts have started to creep in following a fatigued performance on Tuesday. Man Utd, following a shock defeat to West Brom, will be playing off the back of a 2-0 win against Bournemouth. […]

It’s Time for Lucas Moura to Shine

Ahead of the FA Cup semi-final on the weekend, Mauricio Pochettino has hinted in a press interview that Lucas Moura may be awarded his first Premier League start since his arrival in January. Lucas Moura is a big name. When the news of his transfer broke out fans were intrigued to see what difference the Brazilian international could bring to an already successful Spurs squad. However, Mauricio Pochettino has been cautious with his initial integration into the first team, trying to mould his player philosophy into that of the entire squads. His individual abilities are beyond doubt, however, half of […]

Tottenham Hotspur and the so-called Wembley ‘Advantage’

Tottenham Hotspur impressed on the weekend as they comfortably drilled three goals past Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium, advancing them through to the F.A Cup semi-final. The FA Cup game will be played against Man Utd, it will be played mid-April, and it will be played at Wembley Stadium. Since Spurs smashed Swansea on the road, critics and rival fans have been taking to social media to express their outrage at the ‘unfair’ advantage that Spurs will have when they take on the Red Devils at the supposedly neutral venue. It was not too long ago when critics and […]

Swansea 0:3 Spurs – FA Cup – 17.03.18

FA Cup Match Report: Swansea vs Spurs Tottenham Hotspur secured their spot in the semi-final of the FA Cup for the second year running. A solid 3-0 away at the Liberty Stadium keeps silverware a real possibility for Pochettino and his Lilywhite men. Spurs lined up with Heung-Min Son leading the pack as a lone striker, and Moura, Lamela, and Eriksen in support; the victory shows the rest of the Premier League teams that Spurs can score goals without Harry Kane. The game was very open for the first ten minutes, both sides enjoyed spells in enemy territory. However, it […]

Swansea vs Spurs – FA Cup – 17.03.18 – Preview

 Match Preview: Swansea v Spurs Spurs take a trip to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday to play Swansea City in the quarter-final of the FA Cup. The FA Cup remains Tottenham Hotspur’s best opportunity to win silverware this year, as the club looks to end their ten-year wait to win a trophy. Spurs have firmly established themselves as a top-four team in recent years, but with Man City so far ahead in the league, the FA Cup remains firmly in Pochettino’s crosshairs. If they were to go on and claim victory in the competition, this would be the club’s ninth […]